Holland America Announces Special ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ Cruises
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Fans of the PBS show “America’s Test Kitchen” and foodies alike can now embark on a culinary journey with Holland America for three exclusive cruises. The special America’s Test Kitchen sailings elevate the line’s partnership with the media company, and will showcase the show’s leading cast members.
The three cruises are the May 6, 2018 seven-day Alaska Inside Passage cruise on Westerdam; July 7, 2018 fourteen-day Northern Isles on Zuiderdam; and September 22, 2018 seven-day Canada & New England Discovery on Veendam.
In addition to cooking shows and hands-on workshops, guests will be able to meet the experts from the show at a book signing and reception, attend a Q&A session, join them for a presentation on recipe development, and test their kitchen knowledge at trivia.
The following guests from America’s Test Kitchen are scheduled to appear:
Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
Jack Bishop is the chief creative officer of America’s Test Kitchen. He was part of the original founding team, beginning with the launch of Cook’s Illustrated magazine in 1993. Bishop directed the launch of Cook’s Country magazine in 2005, and the building of the company’s book publishing division. He’s the tasting lab expert on “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country.” Bishop is also the author of several cookbooks including Vegetables Every Day and The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook.
Bryan Roof is the executive food editor for Cook’s Country Magazine and is an on-screen test cook for “Cook’s Country.” He began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 2006, and has worked on various magazine, book, and website projects, including the magazine’s popular On the Road feature.
Fares begin at $1,019 per person.
Northern Isles Cruise
Bridget Lancaster is the executive editor for new media, television, and radio at America’s Test Kitchen, as well as the host of “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country.” She joined the Cook’s Illustrated magazine team in 1998 and is an original cast member of both television shows. Bridget currently serves as the lead instructor for the America’s Test Kitchen Online Cooking School.
Lisa McManus is an executive editor in charge of ingredient tasting and equipment testing at Cook’s Country and Cook’s Illustrated magazines. She researches and writes about kitchen gear and food, and is the onscreen gadget expert for “America’s Test Kitchen.” Lisa joined the company in 2006 after working as a newspaper food editor and as a magazine and newspaper journalist in Boston, New York, and California.
Fares begin at $3,099 per person.
Canada & New England Cruise
Julia Collin Davison is executive editor for the book division of America’s Test Kitchen and host of “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country.” She began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 1999 and is responsible for the food and recipe development for all of America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks.
Rebecca (Becky) Hays is the deputy editor of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines and is an onscreen test cook for “America’s Test Kitchen.” A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, Hays joined America’s Test Kitchen in 2000 and specializes in healthful cooking.
Fares begin at $1,599 per person.
Holland America launched their partnership with America’s Test Kitchen in 2016, with the transformation of the ships’ culinary centers into kitchens that replicate the television set where the popular shows are recorded. Following the partnership’s success, Holland America and America’s Test Kitchen will nearly double their selection of onboard cooking shows this year. The Holland America chefs that host them are all trained by America’s Test Kitchen culinary experts, and the demonstrations combine thoroughly tested recipes with a range of practical kitchen tips.